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‘Impact of the Chicxulub Asteroid on Global Species and Dinosaurs’

April 21, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Academic and Cultural Enrichment presents Astronomical and Geological Aspects of the Chicxlub Impact on Global Species Including Dinosaurs

Dr. John W. Snedden is Senior Research Scientist and Director of the Gulf Basin Depositional Synthesis Project at the Institute for Geophysics, University of Texas at Austin. He received his B.A. from Trinity University (San Antonio), his M. S. at Texas A&M University (College Station), and Ph.D. from Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge). With multiple domestic and international assignments, he worked for Mobil and ExxonMobil for over 25 years in research, exploration, development, and production prior to joining UT. John has published on modern and ancient lagoonal, fluvial, deltaic, shelfal, and deepwater deposits as well as sequence stratigraphic correlation and reservoir connectivity. Recent research has focused on the Gulf of Basin including the Chicxulub (KPg) impact and its sedimentary and tectonic effects. He has served as Vice-President of GCS-SEPM and Secretary-Treasurer of SEPM. John has won the SEPM Excellence in Oral Presentation award, GCAGS Journal Best Paper Award and AAPG’s A.I. Levorsen Best Paper Award.

This event is a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador presentation.


April 21, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Spiro Hall